Friday, July 18, 2008

So much happening in our world!!

On July 16, 2008 I went to the doctor for my monthly check up and also had an ultrasound done! Here are some pictures they gave me. In the first and last one, you can see the face. Doesn't the last one look like he is smiling at us? In the profile pics, that is his hand by his mouth. He was pretty still during the U/S, must have been napping!
Heart rate was a great 145. Estimated weight of the baby is 3 lbs... a whole half pound more than my books say he should be! Oh no! And, he is in a breech position. They weren't too worried about that, but I am!! I really hope he turns around, although he does have about 12 weeks or so still.... is that right?
My appt. was good too. Gained 5 pounds last month, I'm considering that mostly baby!! And my belly is measuring 26, where it should be 28, but the dr. wasn't concerned about that either. All in all it was a very short appt. I did get my blood work results and all is well.

Baby has been kicking like crazy yesterday and today, and now that I know he is butt-down it makes more sense that I am being kicked in the intestines!!
Oh, and we couldn't see "the goods" because of his very tight breech position. The tech said she still says boy though.

On July 12, my little brother Mike got married!!! It was so stressful for me, the whole week leading up the wedding. It's not fair, all Art had to do was rent a tux. I had to get a dress, get it fitted, find shoes, get my hair done, get my nails done, find outfits for the kids, make a card, etc. But it all worked out fine, and the wedding was awesome! It was outdoors, under a pavilion so it was very casual. I kept my dress on all day but most people changed into or wore shorts. I even had a cousin who was shirt-less for a while! Eeeks!
It was a really great time though. I loved seeing people that I haven't seen in years, like my favorite cousin, Christina, who lives in Florida.
My dad and Kaden and Becky and Brittanee were there too, which we were worried about, but it worked out great. The person who had the hardest time with that was Samantha... she really struggled over who to spend her time with, and who to eat with. But it worked out. I'm sorry she has to deal with at such a tender age.
<-- And look at the picture! You will never see Samantha in that dress (or anything similar, I'm sure...) again. She literally wore it for 2 hours and then changed into shorts and a tank top! But I loved seeing her in it. We purposely coordinated our outfits just to get a good family photo done.
And Mike and Renee, the new Mr. and Mrs. Boel! They were awesome. Renee looked SO beautiful on Saturday! I have so many nice pictures of her. Mike was glowing, you could tell he was really happy. And I'm surprised I didn't even cry, I usually do, and in my extra-hormonal state I just figured it was a given!

Art got really drunk at the wedding (open bar) but it was great for me because that meant he was willing to dance all night!! And I just love dancing with him at weddings.
The kids loved the free soda and food all day long too!
I would normally say "I can't believe my baby brother is married now" but then I think, I have another baby brother and possibly another on the way due in November. Wow. I'll be in my 50s when they get married. Ouch.

Go EG Express!!!
Samantha's travel team played their last game on Wednesday night, against rivals Classies Lassies, and they WON!! Meaning their overall season record was 12-0, they are undefeated! It was an awesome game on Saturday night, under the lights and with a very big crowd. Samantha made a great play-- bases loaded, 2 outs, she was in right field, and she caught a great hit that could have certainly flown right by her, she jumped and caught it! I was so proud, I hurt my hands clapping for her! Amazing she is. Now they have 2 tournaments left and maybe they'll really be done for the season?? This has been such a great experience for Sam, and for all of us.
This weekend the boys and Art are going camping with Boy Scouts. We think it's a little funny (odd?) that the camp is called Boyhaven.... ha ha ha. They are going Saturday through Monday and I'm sure they will have a good time. I wish I could go and take pictures but I'll deal with just hearing about what they did!!
The boys have been in summer camp for 2 weeks now and it is going great. It's so nice to not have to entertain them all day. But only 2 weeks left!!!
And last night we started moving around... put Will's bed in Colby's room, so we can do a thorough cleaning of Will's room and paint it before we move them both back in. And get (build?) bunk beds too. Busy busy!! But I'm starting to stress as baby is due in only 76 days!!!
Enjoy this awesome summer weather!!


Brook said...

What an exciteing time for you! I am so happy that things are working well for you!

Wendy said...

Congrats Sam!! That is great! You guys sound busy as ever!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Wow those are some great pictures!

Heather said...

Oh I love those ultrasound pics! And you got a really great family photo too!